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Crystal Rose & RPK – Round-the-World Travelers

  1. When do you leave?
    May 2006

  2. How long do you plan to be away?
    1-6 Months

  3. How much have you saved?
    and counting

  4. How old are you?
    26 & 30

  5. Nationality

  6. Where do you live now?
    Minnesota, USA

  7. Occupation

  8. Is this job one that you actually like, or are you only doing it to pay for the trip?
    I’ll come back if they’ll have me

  9. Have you traveled around the world before?

  10. What is the route you plan to take/places you plan to visit?
    mpls-england-scotland-benelux-france-germany-austria-italy-greece-egypt-thailand-australia-new zealand-fiji-l.a.

  11. Why did you decide to take this trip? What got you into this type of travel, and/or influenced you to go?
    We’re eloping

  12. What is your biggest fear about this trip?
    CR- that it will end?
    RPK-money/getting on the wrong side of the law

  13. Are your family, friends, co-workers, etc., supportive of you? What is their opinion of your going around the world?
    Yes! Emphatically. Except the would-be best man and maid of honor. They’re supportive but reluctant to miss the opportunity to give a toast.

  14. How much planning and preparing have you done?
    Just Enough

  15. What are you packing? What do you consider your most indispensable item(s)?
    CR- gaucho pants. medicine. maybe my pillow. I know that whatever I bring I’ll probably end up losing or trading in along the way.
    indispensible: flip flops
    RPK- full backpack
    Indispensible: comfy shoes and deoderant

  16. How do you think your round-the-world trip will change your life? How do you think it will affect and change you as a person?
    CR- Well we’ll be married for one. I’m hoping to figure out what I want to be when I grow up.
    RPK- I’m turning 30, leaving the States, getting married, and seeing the World in just over a summer. It’s going to make things a whole lot bigger.

  17. If you had to sum up your thoughts/feelings about your round-the-world trip in one sentence, what would it be?
    CR-This is what I’ve been waiting for.
    RPk- The destination is in the ourney. I know that’s the corniest darn thing i could have said, but it’s true.

  18. Why do you think people should go on round-the-world trips? Why not just take a regular old one- or two-week vacation instead?
    CRT- I like to go on vacations too. RTW is an adventure.
    RPK- cuz there’s a whole world out there to see

  19. What is the biggest myth that people have about round-the-world traveling?
    I guess we’ll find out!

  20. Why do you like to travel?
    that new car smell

  21. What is your advice for people planning their own RTW trip?
    we’ll get back to you on that one…

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